Liverpool is reportedly closing in on the signing of Chelsea youngster Isaac Christie-Davies.
The 20-year-old was informed by the Blues that he will indeed be among those released in the summer and was offered a trial by the Merseyside outfit as a result back in March.
Naturally a left-winger, but also capable of playing in central midfield, Christie-Davies featured in the young Reds’ 4-0 defeat to Leicester City in the Premier League 2 on March 5 and was then handed another chance to impress against Manchester United four days later.
It would appear that the youngster did enough during that period to earn a permanent deal with the club as the Liverpool Echo have claimed that he has been offered a contract.
Christie-Davies has spent nearly a decade with the west London outfit after joining their youth ranks from Brighton & Hove Albion.
He helped the Blues win back-to-back FA Youth Cups in 2014/15 and 2015/16 and was also part of their UEFA Youth League winning side in 2016 before taking the step up to the under-23s.
Should Christie-Davies sign a deal with the Reds then he will follow in the footsteps of Dominic Solanke who swapped west London for Merseyside last summer upon the expiry of his contract.
Another former Chelsea star that has ended up at Anfield – albeit via Fiorentina and AS Roma – is Mohamed Salah and he’s proven this season that then-manager Jose Mourinho was wrong to get rid of him without being given much of a chance in the first-team.
Finishing the season as the leading scorer in the Premier League with 32 goals, the Egypt international has netted 44 times across all competitions for the Reds in what has been a remarkable season for the 25-year-old.
Chelsea will be hoping that Christie-Davies doesn’t develop into such a prolific scorer if he makes the switch.